Two Explosive Clips from J.J. Abrams’ Super 8

J.J. Abrams’ “Super 8” has released two clips of the film’s signature train derailment-turned-explosion scene, featuring those lovable little scamps running for their lives post-explosion. This is what they get for playing around at a train station at night when, uh, a train like, derails and explodes and stuff and big ol meanie aliens escape or some such.

Set in Ohio in 1979, a troupe of six youngsters are using a Super 8 camera to make their own zombie movie. One fateful night, their project takes them to a lonely stretch of rural railroad tracks and, as the camera rolls, calamity strikes – a truck collides with an oncoming locomotive and a hellacious derailment fills the night with screaming metal and raining fire. Then something emerges from the wreckage, something decidedly inhuman.

Starring Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Gabriel Basso, Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, Zach Mills, and AJ Michalka.

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